A Day For Molly

My dog, Molly, is now 16 years old. Her health has been slowly declining, and we are not sure how much longer she has left. We've been spoiling her and got her a new dog bed, and have been giving her quite a few extra treats. We decided to give her extra pain medicine the other day, so we could take her on a walk at Carousel Park, which is a place near us with a beautiful off-leash area for dogs with a lake and field. She had such a nice time, sniffing other dogs and wading around in the lake. It's been a while since she went anywhere but a short walk in the neighborhood, because her arthritis is so severe and walking is painful for her. (She is at the maximum dose of pain meds, and already they make her throw up, so unfortunately we can't increase it on a regular basis.) After that, we drove 2 hours to visit a family friend, Laura. She and her family are very close to Molly and they loved seeing eachother. Molly was exhausted and sore at the end of the day, but I think it was worth it. :) It was so nice to see her have a really good day.

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Janine Huldie said…
Just so glad that Molly got her day and hoping she gets at least a few more like this. So, sad when our pets get up there and I truly hate seeing them suffer, so I admit this just made my heart soar a bit to see her in such great spirits. Thanks for sharing ;)
So sweet. I'm glad Molly had her day! My dog Zoe just turned 14, we too try to give her a day every now and then too :)
Launna said…
I am so happy Molly had such a nice day and that you could capture it with such great pictures for all of you. I wish I took more pictures, I think it is the era I came from...

Echo A said…
Looks like Molly had a fantastic day!
Poor Molly. It's sad to see pets in pain. I'm glad she got to have such a special day. I'm sure she really liked it!
mail4rosey said…
That's nice that you took her out!! I'm glad she had a good day. :)
R.F. Dietz said…
I'm so sorry to hear about Molly's health but I'm so happy to hear about you spoiling her. Molly does NOT look 16! She looks like a young girl! I'm glad you are appreciating the time you have with her. I know it's tough. 16 years is a long time, but sigh. It's never long enough. <3

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